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DON’T GO PASSIVELY INTO THIS WEEK – “HAPPEN” TO IT!   

Some people want it to happen.   Some people hope it will happen.   Some people make it happen.  Happen to the world!  Starting your week, have you determined how you intend to “happen to the world?”   A lot of us start our weeks open-minded.  We wait to see what opens up to us.  What situations […]

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ADVICE ON RECEIVING BLUNT FEEDBACK

Jim VandeHei CEO of online media company Axios. VandeHei noted that feedback is essential.  Sometimes it comes out of the blue and is expressed bluntly.  He gives five pieces of advice on receiving “blunt” feedback.  His advice is in bold, and my thoughts follow. 1.  Listen.  The best thing to do with direct feedback is to stay quiet and […]

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THE BENEFITS OF SPEAKING UP

Do you speak your mind? Let me tell you what I mean. Chances are: We do things that you don’t understand.  Do you ask questions, when you don’t know the reasons why? You see the potential to improve how we do things.  Do you pose those suggestions to someone who could help make them happen? You see […]

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BEST PRACTICES OF GOOD LISTENERS

I read an article in the Harvard Business Review which states that leaders who practice “good listening” behavior create a team whose members have a higher level of trust and who engage in problem-solving with a greater level of disclosure and less stress. My practical experience would endorse that research.  The constant challenge for someone like […]

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